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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Atomic Age, Part 2

Going further with this discussion of the Atomic Age's propaganda, I found this website called Modern Mechanix. If you peruse their various articles, taken from papers and journals written in the 30's and 50's, you will see how technology shaped the World of Tomorrow. What does this all have to do with the Atomic Age?
As discussed in class today, the technological breakthroughs of the twentieth century are interconnected with aspects of war and the arms race. People embraced these modern conveniences, and even took them a step too far (see Pooch in the Automobile article on the above linked website for proof). Heck, we wouldn't have the Internet today if military forces didn't need a new connecting source.
What are some other conveniences we have today due to the technologies of the Atomic Age? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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